ASIAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER  Public Health in Emergencies .

Public Health in Emergencies(PHE)  “improving people’s health by strengthening health emergency  management”  .

We offer project services by drawing upon the collective expertise of PHE and other ADPC teams. communicable disease emergencies and conflict situations. In collaboration with our partners. national. ADPC provides diverse quality learning opportunities for health managers. sub-national and community levels. skills and attitudes for managing health risks and public health consequences of disasters. technical specialists. and our extensive network of technical experts who apply their knowledge and experience in the development. facilitators and community health workers to build their knowledge. delivery and review of joint projects. PHE programs help to strengthen health emergency management systems by building relationships between health disciplines and by integrating the health sector into community-wide disaster management systems. PHE develops and implements capacity building projects and training programs which address continuing and emerging challenges in health emergency management at regional.Disasters often result in significant impacts on people’s health and cause the loss of many lives. PHE Activities  ADPC offers training and capacity building programs across the breadth of health emergency management.     . Every new threat or disaster reveals the extent of challenges that remain in managing the health risks of disasters. ADPC’s Public Health in Emergencies (PHE) team aims for improve health outcomes of communities at risk of emergencies and disasters.

Now in its third stage (2009-2014). International Resources Group (IRG) will also play a pivotal role in providing staffing and as needed. ADPC. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). will lead program implementation for these components. bringing to bear its internal expertise and strong partnerships in the region. as Prime for the community-based and hospital readiness components of PEER III. The American Red Cross (ARC) will serve as a key partner to ADPC in training at the community-level. adding technical assistance. PROGRAM FOR ENHANCEMET OF EMERGENCY  RESPONSE  The Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) is a regional disaster preparedness training and capacity-building program funded by the USAID Office of U. ADPC has developed and implemented training courses and projects in countries and communities around the world. resources and greater access to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network.S.PHE Training Program and Projects   With our institutional partners and an extensive network of health emergency management specialists. PEER III is implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) and the International Resource Group (IRG) that covers nine Asian countries. .

and Vietnam). Indonesia. Pakistan. Lao PDR. Lao PDR. and Training for Instructors (TFI) Objective  2: Continuation of the HOPE courses in the six PEER countries and extension of the HOPE courses to the three new PEER countries (Cambodia.technical input from its disaster preparedness training experience in Latin America and the Caribbean Program  Goal: The goal of the PEER program is to promote and enhance disaster preparedness and response capacities within the Asia region PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:    Objective  1 of the program is to establish a system for enhanced community level first responder capacity in disaster–prone communities in PEER’s six core countries (Bangladesh. Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR). PROGRAM COUNTRIES  Bangladesh. India. India. Indonesia. Philippines. drawing upon the core trainings from Stage II included Medical First Responder (MFR). and the Philippines) with possible expansion to Cambodia. Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE). The training will target local non-professional emergency responders in the form of a condensed course. Objective  3: Continuation of current training in the six Stage II-countries on Medical First Responder (MFR) and Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR). this portion of the program will be implemented by NSET as part of a unified PEER III program. Cambodia. and Vietnam . Nepal. Nepal. Pakistan. Lao PDR and Vietnam.

Inter‐regional  and  National  Public  Health  and  Emergency  Management  in  Asia  &  the  Pacific  (PHEMAP)  course. operations managers and leaders.   REGIONAL PHEMAP FRAMEWORK                              . These courses focus on improving the management and coordination abilities of public health emergency managers in their roles as risk managers. ADPC has also conducted the First National PHEMAP Course Coordinators workshop to strengthen the linkages between the Interregional and National PHEMAP courses and provides support for national PHEMAP courses in Asia. program managers.

The HEPR Course is designed to assist health personnel. The goal of the course is to enhance the capacity of humanitarian assistance workers and their organizations to respond to the health needs of refugees and internally displaced persons affected by these emergencies. This will enable hospitals and health facilities in general to develop well designed facility-specific plans to increase their ability to respond to emergencies. . to prepare health care facilities and personnel to respond effectively to internal or community emergencies that involve large numbers of casualties. both administrative and medical. Violence and Trauma Protection and Security Psychosocial Issues Coordination   Hospital Emergency Preparedness  & Response (HEPR) course assists health service managers and medical personnel with health facility planning and managing large numbers of casualties.Public  Health  in  Complex  Emergencies  (PHCE) course is designed for health personnel working with refugees and internally displaced persons in complex emergencies. Participants will master key competencies in all of the following sectors:    Context of Emergencies Epidemiology Communicable Disease Environmental Health Nutrition Reproductive Health Weapons. The course that focuses on critical public health issues faced by NGO/PVO personnel working in complex emergencies.

it is difficult to be sure that systems.  Exercise Management Program ASEAN+3  Emerging Infectious Disease Program     Recent infectious disease outbreaks have demonstrated the need to prepare effectively for communicable disease emergencies. emergency plans and exercises. or other type of emergency. and increase awareness and reinforce training. training and plans are welltargeted and appropriate. such as avian influenza and the potential for a human influenza pandemic. Emerging infectious diseases. have created a need for warning and alerting systems. society. Without an actual outbreak of such a disease.   Simulation exercises can test these plans and systems. economics and the environment. . training. Emergency preparedness is essential in the face of known and unknown risks that may cause severe disruption to health.

cross border and regional levels. The purpose of the program is to provide citizens with the basic skills required to handle virtually all their own needs and then to be able to respond to the needs of the community in the aftermath of a disaster. community. such as disaster . As there is limited experience in conducting exercises among health and animal health communities in ASEAN countries. The program educates the community to be aware of the different hazards and trains them in lifesaving skills so that they are better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. provincial. animal health and other sectors. there is a need for capacity-building and training courses in the management of exercises. Basic Emergency Response Course (BERC) which combines training of trainers and community level training to build health and medical emergency response capability in communities (associated with ADPC projects on Urban Disaster Risk Management). and for sharing of knowledge and experiences in exercise management by human health.Exercises have taken place in ASEAN countries at national. ASEAN countries will conduct more exercises to develop and test response plans. in particular. for avian and human influenza.   The  Community  Level  Basic  Emergency  Response  Course  (C‐BERC) is a training program designed to enhance the capacity of the community to respond to emergencies and disasters.   Management  of  the  Dead  and  the  Missing  in  Disasters  (MDM) workshop addresses the multisectoral dimensions of managing missing persons and dead bodies.

management of health risks. the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). namely CARE. comprising the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).victim identification. with our partners in the AHI-NGO-RC/RC Partnership. and psychosocial support for relatives. IFRC and IRC The AHI-NGO-RC/RC Asia Partnership. international. cultural traditions for burials. . cultural traditions for burials. The program addresses the multi-sectoral dimensions of managing missing persons and dead bodies. management of health risks. such as disaster victim identification. • Health Care Facility Emergency Preparedness and Response to Epidemics and Pandemics (HCF-EPREP) which strengthens health care facility emergency planning for communicable disease emergencies. CARE. with a focus on pandemic influenza Emerging Zoonotic Diseases which focuses on the development and testing of tools for assessing risk and capacity assessment tools. invites all individuals and organisations involved in community-based management of AHI in the Asia region to take part in the project on Strengthening Community Based Approaches to Management of Avian and Human Influenza in Asia. chemical and radiological agents (BCR) • • Key funding partners  The PHE team acknowledges the financial and in-kind support from many national government. and psychosocial support for relatives   Epidemic and pandemic preparedness  Strengthening  Community‐based  Management  of  Avian  and  Human  Influenza. Development of a training package for managing health risks of deliberate use of biological. a knowledge generation project.

Disasters and Development (D&D) course for health and development professionals and focusing on integrating health emergency risk management and sustainable development. Exercise Management) Other Short Term Activities and Projects  • • Scoping study on the psychosocial and disaster mental capacities and capacity development activities in Asia Nutrition of Children and Mothers in Disasters (NCMD) course which enables participants to train other health staff on managing nutritional needs in disasters. • • Key partners  In addition to our donor partners. the PHE team has consolidated long-standing partnerships and continues to . Psychosocial Support. ASEAN & Kenan Institute Asia (Exercise Management) Asian Development Bank (Community based AHI) AusAID (Emerging Zoonotic Diseases. WHO Fellowships and study tours for senior health officials from the regions. the following donors have supported PHE projects: • • • • • • • APEC. eg. private sector and non-government organizations. Myanmar. In recent years. Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program) Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (PHEMAP) Royal Government of Norway (PHEMAP) Rockefeller Foundation (Zoonotic Diseases) USAID (Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response Public Health in Complex Emergencies. DPR Korea.academic.

Iraq. Lao PDR. Africa. PHE has also built relationships with Ministries of Health and UN organizations (including FAO. WHO-WPRO and ADPC was extended in June 2006 for 3 years. UNICEF and all levels of WHO . India. Myanmar. . Tunisia and Vietnam. Iran. Our recent projects have focused on Bhutan. Thailand. Makerere University (Uganda). China. Institute of Public Health. In addition to the program activities listed above. Pakistan.develop relationships with organizations working in public health. • ADPC is a partner with CARE. Pacific and the Americas. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) and with WHO Headquarters in Geneva). DPR Korea. Nepal. Europe. The PHE team is also working closely with NGOs. International Rescue Committee and World Education Inc.WHO country offices. Mongolia. Thailand. SEARO. Indonesia. Sri Lanka. the following formal partnership agreements have been established: • • PHEMAP: MoU between WHO-SEARO. Public Health in Complex Emergencies: a MoU was signed by ADPC.   Key project countries  The PHE team has welcomed participants to our training courses from over 25 countries in Asia. Middle East. Bangladesh. Philippines. Maldives. Cambodia. other Ministries and schools of public health. International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Rescue Committee in the AHI-NGO-RC/RC Asia Partnership. Thammasat University: a MoU was signed with the new Faculty of Public Health at Thammasat University. American University of Beirut (Lebanon). WPRO.

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